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post #1 of 8 Old 12-23-2015, 02:34 PM - Thread Starter
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So I am thinking about making the switch to PETG hard tubing in my rig. I did the soft tubing about 9 months ago and ready to try something new. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions? I am still working up ideas on how I would run the tubing. Not sure if I just want to plan it out similar to how the soft tubing is now. Or come up with a completely new layout?

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Imo keep it the exact same layout. Do you plan on bending or using elbows for turns?
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I want to try my hand at bending. Plus it will help keep the cost down with all the fittings. I grabbed a few tubes to start practicing before the real deal.

I also want to get away from the pastel coolant. Thinking about going with a UV blue. Any thoughts on coolant colors that will match black and gold?

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Well I went for it!!

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Looks great!

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very good job!
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Incredibly awesome job, you totally outdid yourself! Might even take inspiration from you in my Skylake build in an F31. Make sure you post it in the water cooling club if you haven't already. thumb.gif
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Looks nice.

One thing of caution however. While PETG has many advantages it has one annoying feature. Bluish tint will be visible over any coolant which is not blue or green. One of the reasons why I moved away PETG and went to PMMA. It annoyed me greatly that my yellow coolant was a bit green when looking at pretty much every angle. And PMMA is much sharp for colors than hazed PETG. With pastels it's probably less of an issue, but still I think it's worth to underline.
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